A powerpoint that features 3 poems to inspire high level Poetry (theme: Coast)
Links to Geography- coastal study.
Key questions given to analyse a poem.
Provides reading phase: opportunity to look in depth how poets:
-Manipulate grammatical structures for deliberate effect
-Use precise noun and verb choices to create atmosphere
-Use High Level punctuation at the KS2 Greater Depth Standard for deliberate effect (Hyphens, dashes, commas to separate clauses and semi colon.)
Children can use the language choices to create own poetry.
Engaging Activity and recording sheets to learn about and compare the lives of 3 British Monarchs: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.
*A3 recording format with structured questions and space for responses
*Key information facts for each Queen to use for Hot Seating
Covers the NEW National curriculum strand for Primary History:
*studying the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
* comparing aspects of life in different periods for example, Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.
Activity: children work in teams of 3- each take on the role of either: Queen Victoria, Elizabeth I or Elizabeth II.
Using the relevant key facts card- ask each other 5 key questions (on recording format) and record responses from each other (structured hot seating)
Research key events of the time for each monach and record on format.
A Short KS1 Writing unit based on the popular children’s picture book: The Pirates Next Door.
The unit inspires quality, structured writing that meets the new KS1 writing KPis at Expected and Greater Depth Level
The unit covers:
Reading phase: inferring a character’s thoughts and actions
Writing with a clear purpose and viewpoint
Organising related ideas into sections and paragraphs
short openings and endings
past tense regular and irregular verbs
using capital letters for proper nouns
I started this unit with drama - getting into the role of the villagers and focusing on their viewpoint. How were they feeling when the Pirates arrived in town? Why were most villagers angry? What did they think? say?
Then they completed the reading inference speech bubbles for 2 different character viewpoints. (see example)
Then I held a council meeting for the residents of ‘Dull-On-Sea’ and the children were given a format to record the ‘notes of the meeting’
From the notes- they used a structured letter template to create a letter to the council complaining about the Pirates’ arrival.
This was highly successful and created fantastic letters with clear viewpoints.
The pack includes:
1x character though bubble recording sheet
1x example speech bubbles inferring a character viewpoint
1x template for council notes recording sheet
1x letter to council template/structured support sheet
1x word mat containing regular past tense verbs and character names from the book to support spelling.
Powepoint for guided group work- exploring which phrases are preferable for persuassive writing.
utube videolink for the audio book (free link via utube)
A descriptive writing planner to describe a setting. Picture is a tree house in a magical setting.
Prompts and examples modelled for prepostional and extended noun phrases to describe and specify
Covers NEW KPIs in Writing for KS1.
A short unit of writing inspired by an image from the Christmas Narrative 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo (This years Waitrose Advert) featuring a Robin which migrates in search of food but faces dangers along the way.
The unit of work uses the image to inspire children to learn about the migration of two species of migrating bird over the Winter period in Great Britain and understand their amazing journeys.
Once the children have learnt about migration and facts about each bird, they can take notes and create an information page about their chosen bird.
The resource pack includes:
-a short powerpoint for the teaching unit (staring with an image of migrating birds from the book)
-Facts sheet to cut up and give to children to read and present to others around the class (JIGSAW) (mixture of compound sentences and complex using cordinating and, or, but subordinating conjunctions when because that if )
-student note taking sheets for both species of bird
2 student templates for an information page about chosen Migrating bird
I have trialled this with my own class and it has produced high quality information writing (a majority of which is at Greater Depth level) and the children were very interested about bird migration.
Writing KPIs Cover:
Subordinating and Cordinationg conjunctions
Writing a range of sentence types
Selecting relevant content
Possible futher tasks:
create bird seed balls (following and writing instructions) to provide food for the migrating birds over the winter)
Resources to support Quality Narrative Writing based around the Picture Book and short video clip of ‘Journey’ By Aaron Becker
All resources designed to support the NEW reading and writing standards for the end of KS1.
*inferring a character’s thoughts and feelings
*expanded noun phrases
*regular and irregular past tense verbs
*selecting appropriate vocabulary to describe setting and characters
*organising writing into sections/paragraphs
*exclamation sentence writing
*suffix -ment endings
Speaking and listening phase: Character speech bubbles to describe character thoughts
example speech bubble of character thoughts to use as a model text
A3 Graphic Organiser planner to plan a narrative story of a section of the book (entering a castle)
EXAMPLE NARRATIVE OPENING WITH KEY FEATURES to use as a model
Word bank of regular and irregular verbs to support writing
suffix: ment word list to support greater depth writers.
Travel Guide Writing Modelled on The Popular destination of Florida- Why Visit?
Includes key elements of the NEW Geography KS2 Curriculum: Climate , North America Study, Location, Physical and Human Features and Key landmarks.
1 x written modelled guide based on Florida- Why Visit?
1x Student planner to research own state and provides Key Questions to direct the search and structure own guide. (modelled on teacher example)
Writing covers the NEW English KPIs and aimed at higher end of expected standard/ Greater Depth. Features include:
Parenthesis- Hyphens, commas, dashes and colons
Balance of Pronouns for Cohesion
5x Reading comprehensions based on Project X Alien Adventures series by Oxford Reading Tree books Turquoise Level
Comprehensions cover the Turquoise band books:
Attack of the Buzzles
Battle with the beast
The empty palace
A Whole Class Powerpoint introducing the classic Poem 'The Mock Turtle' by Lewis Carroll that features in Alice in Wonderland novel.
The lesson (presented in Powerpoint ) focuses of the students reading aloud the poem and discussing/learning the effects of modal verbs in fiction writing. (Requirement elements for NEW end of KS2 Writing Assessments)
Students are able to interrogate the text, understand and comment on how modal verbs are used for effect in quality writing. Key Questions on each slide are provided.
This can lead onto the children choosing 2 different animals and writing their own version- adopting the same structure or writing a sequel to the poem applying Modal verbs.
5x Reading comprehensions based on Project X Alien Adventures series by Oxford Reading Tree books Purple Level
Comprehensions cover the Purple band books:
The sands of Akwa
The screams of the raptiss
The secret whirlpool
A Recording format for a full science investigation based around Materials and Sound.
What material is best for ear protectors?
prediction, fair test, variable, method, labelled diagram, results and conclusion.
Prompts are at each phase on the recording frame.
A Reading activity based on theOxford Reading tree Gold Level Book: Hamid does his best
Inference task aimed at Expected Standard NEW curriculum end of Key Stage One
Quality task covering key reading skills based on new curriculum for English.
Tracking a characters feelings throughout the text using inference and providing evidence.
Soluble and Insoluble materials Vocab mat with definitions to support Science unit Dissolving upper Ks2 or Ks3. Can be used for revision, reference to support writing and investigations or can be cut up to create a matching game.